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March 2014 Business Update Webinar

CFP Board Business Update
Thursday, March 13, 2014
Recording also available on YouTube

This webinar was presented in an interactive format hosted by JT Hatfield Charles, CFP®. Panelists Ray Ferrara, CFP®, 2014 Chair of CFP Board’s Board of Directors, Richard Rojeck, CFP®, 2014 Chair-Elect, and Kevin R. Keller, CAE, CFP Board's CEO, shared the latest news on CFP Board's activities, including the announcement of a suite of initiatives that will bolster the academic underpinnings of financial planning as a profession: a study on the development of a “center for financial planning,” the first-ever doctoral CFP Board-Registered Program housed at an AACSB-accredited school of business, and a new academic journal collaboration with John Wiley & Sons. A recording is available below.

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